You may have thought you had it all figured out when it comes to where smiles stains come from. However, perhaps you heard someone say something to the effect of, “White wine can definitely cause stains!” which went against everything you thought you knew! Is this true, you wonder (Hint: It is!). To learn more, so you feel full of facts in terms of what can nudge your smile toward appearing less vibrant and bright, our Rancho Cucamonga, CA team highlights some common (and often overlooked) causes of staining. (Remember: We offer cosmetic care to fix it!).
General Wear And Tear?
Yes, we want you to remember that general wear and tear is a major player when it comes to the formation of smile stains! So, if you’re feeling guilty even though you generally take wonderful care of your smile because it’s just not looking its best, we remind you: This is a change that happens to nearly everyone over time. Some don’t mind it. Others aren’t too happy with dimming or yellowing. If you see discoloration you would like to address, then come talk with our team about cosmetic care!
White Wine And Other Clear Drinks?
Yes! Unless you’re talking specifically about water, then most other clear beverages, from white wine to clear sodas, can contribute to smile stains. However, it’s not the same way that red wine or cola contributes. Instead, clear yet highly acidic beverages will begin to soften and erode your enamel. When this outer tissue layer becomes damaged, it’s going to stain more easily and it may also more easily show your dentin (which is yellow) as it thins, thereby giving your smile a more yellowed finish.
Medication Side Effects?
Yes, it’s true: Medication can lead to deep staining. The upside? We offer porcelain veneers, which can completely camouflage such smile stains with beautiful results!
The Usual Suspects?
Yep, the stuff you generally assume will stain your smile because, well, it’s full of staining pigments? It will stain your smile, too. This isn’t one of those tricky areas in which you think logic applies but it doesn’t. Instead, it’s quite straightforward. For instance, if you’ve always thought that coffee, fruit punch, cherries, and tea would stain, you’re right on track. Need help combatting discoloration? Just let us know.
Treat Smile Stains With Cosmetic Care
Come in for the cosmetic treatment you need in order to remove or camouflage smile stains, so you can feel much better about the appearance of your smile! Learn all about the best approach when you see us. Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist today by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the surrounding communities.